VTS 2017 Plenary Keynote Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce Dr. Ahmad Bahai, from Texas Instruments, as Plenary Keynote Spearker.

Dr. Ahmad Bahai is the Chief Technology Officer of Texas Instruments and director of TI Corporate Research, Kilby Labs. He was previously CTO of National Semiconductor and director of research labs at National Semiconductor. He also is a consulting professor at Stanford University and IEEE Fellow.

Previously, he was the technical manager of the communication and mixed-signal processing research group at Bell Laboratories until 1997and Professor-In-Residence at University of California, Berkeley. He later co-founded Algorex, an IC and system design company for communication and acoustic applications, which was acquired by National.

Ahmad co-invented the multi-carrier spread spectrum, which is being used in many modern communication systems, such as 4G and power line communication. He authored the first textbook on orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) in 1999 and served as the associate editor of IEEE journals for five years. He also served in ISSCC technical steering committee until 2011.

Ahmad has served as technology advisor for many major energy initiatives in Europe and China, industrial advisory board of University of California, and visiting professor at Cheng Du University in China.

He has more than 80 IEEE/IEE publications and 42 patents on systems and circuits. He received his Master of Science degree from Imperial College, University of London and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley, all in electrical engineering.